2021 Workshop:Python for Space Science

From CedarWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Snakes on a Spaceship: Survival of the Python

Location, Date/Time and Duration

1.5-2 hours


Alexa (She/Her) Halford
Angeline Burrell

Workshop Categories

Altitudes: IT - Latitudes: global - Inst/Model: satellite - Other: Inst/Model really it's all of them so wasn't sure which one to pick.

Format of the Workshop

Panel discussion

Estimated attendance


Requested Specific Days

M, Tu, W so people continue to learn from each other and try out new programs.

Special technology requests


CEDAR justification: strategic thrust #6: manage, mine, and manipulate geoscience data and models (CHECK THIS ON THE CEDAR WEBSITE)

1) How the questions will be addressed: The challenge of performing system science is addressed by teaching the community about the existence and use of open source science software that enables system science

2) What resources exist, are planned, or are needed: Science python software already exists that helps the community achieve these goals, pysat, pydarn, Resen, etc.

3) How progress should be measured: Participation rates in open source science python software. Publications that use community tools, and software citation rate can also be tracked.


The pursuit of system science requires integrating measurements from multiple platforms into a coherent system for analysis. The variety of instrument types and data formats makes this challenging. Typically these challenges are solved separately by different research teams, leading to duplicated efforts. The reproducibility of scientific results are also affected, since most journal articles do not include complete analysis descriptions. The study of the magnetosphere and the ionosphere as a system would be enhanced if solutions to these problems were made broadly available to the community.

This year, 'Snakes on a Spaceship' will focus on Python packages developed by and for the CEDAR community and using version control within a community collaboration.

Please bring your computer, since there may be tutorials that you will be able to work through with the speaker.

Workshop Summary

This is where the final summary workshop report will be.

Presentation Resources

Upload presentation and link to it here. Links to other resources.

Upload Files Here

See further information on how to upload a file and link to it.